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THE TRUTH ABOUT THE ACTING INDUSTRY - CONVERSATIONS WITH A VETERAN HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR New Second Edition of this significant book on the casting process for TV and film, told with compassion, wisdom, and brutal honesty by a veteran Hollywood casting director. Casting credits include "Frasier," "Arrested Development," and former Manager of Casting at NBC. Topics not found in any other book of it's kind include: The Different Styles of Auditioning For Each Type of TV Show, Film, Commercial, Webseries What is Sex Appeal, and How To Project It? Ten Secrets of Charisma: What We Are Drawn To and How To Enhance Your Own The Transition from Theatre to On-Camera Work. The Demystification of the Audition Process. Current Trends in Casting That Have Changed the Way We Cast. Revealing interviews with Broadway & Hollywood Actors. A Special Section for Parents of Gifted Young Actors. How to get jobs in TV and Film and Keep Them. REVIEWS FROM FIRST EDITION: Blessing to Actors , June 12, 2012 by Great, the Alexander "This is a great education coming from a Pro, well established and fresh in the business Why CDs think and act the way they do. Etiquette in the room, Agencies worth noting, Even hotspots in LA Night Life She writes so that you feel like you're actually in front of her, having a conversation. I met Cathy shortly after reading her book for the first time and can testify, there is nothing fake about her She represents everything she teaches and thus practices what she preaches. In her book she talks about loving actors who are genuinely great people inside. She is this, in the form of a casting director and educator." "There is SO much valuable information in this book for actors with all levels of experience. I keep it with my audition materials and handy for inspiration. Read this book, re-read, and use it as a reference. It will change your life, or at least your acting career for the better
About the Author
I have been working in Hollywood since the early '90s, working on "Frasier," "Arrested Development," "According to Jim," and many other shows, pilots and films. I also served as NBC's Manager of Casting and hold a degree in theatre arts from UCLA. I've been a member of the Casting Society of America for 14 years. Commercial Clients with Reinking-Gregory Casting include Nike, Subway, Honda, IBM, Duracell, Boston Market, Colorado Lottery, Dish, and many, many others. Currently the casting director and rights associate at LA Theatre Works. I also coach corporate executives and salesmen who benefit greatly from my Top Ten Secrets of Charisma. If you haven't tried Charisma Coaching yet, you're in for a transforming experience. Being a superior communicator is not just about confidence or knowledge, "moving people" is also about Vulnerability, Humility, Concentrating on the Other Person . . . and 7 other secrets learned in Hollywood. Oh, and I was actually born in Hollywood. Yep, a true native. But I have lived and worked all over the country so have a true perspective on what it means to work in smaller markets as well as the "Big Time."